1 Dead and 19 Injured During Protest of Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville

After the Unite the Rally in Charlottesville, VA a 32-year-old woman named Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured when James Fields plowed his car into protesters marching through downtown. 

The rally was organized by Jason Kessler in response to the city changing the name of the park from Robert E. Lee Park to Emancipation Park, and for scheduling the dismantling of the Robert E. Lee monument located inside the park. The city revoked the permit for the rally, but Kessler won an injunction in federal court to have it reinstated.  

There were clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters before, after, and during the Unite the Right rally that was held in Emancipation Park. The rally ended early when riot police pushed the white supremacist out of the park after they called the rally an unlawful assembly before the rally was scheduled to begin.

  

Militia members stand guard around Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA as protesters make their way into the park for the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017.

A counter protester holds a plastic version of Donald Trump’s head outside of the Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A counter protester holds a sign that says “Killing Nazis is My Heritage” outside of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A white supremacist lifts his fist to throw a punch at an anti fascist protester outside of the Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Anti fascist protesters hold up a wooden barricade as white supremacists protesters move forward with shields outside of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

White supremacists protesters raise their shields as objects are being thrown at them from counter protesters at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A white supremacist protester sprays pepper spray at anti fascist protesters outside of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

White supremacist protesters hold up shields to block water bottles and balloons filled with paint at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

White supremacist protesters push back the barricade that anti fascist protesters put up outside of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A white supremacist protester swings a wooden pole into a group of anti fascist protesters trying to keep their barricade up outside the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

An anti fascist protester prepares to deploy pepper spray at white supremacist protesters at Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Smoke bombs temporarily disperse the crowd of anti fascist protesters at Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

An anti fascist protester throws a newspaper box at white supremacist protesters on the steps of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A street medic pours antacid in the eyes of a protester who was pepper sprayed outside the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A white supremacist holds up a shield after it has been hit with a balloon filled with purple paint that was thrown by an anti fascist protester at Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

An anti fascist protester and a white supremacist protester get into a fight outside of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

An anti fascist protester is knocked to the ground and punched by white supremacist protesters during a fight outside the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Anti fascist protesters surround and punch two white supremacist protesters in the street outside the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A Charlottesville police car is hit with paint balloons outside the Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Riot police stand in Emancipation Park in front of the Robert E Lee statue as they try to move white supremacist protesters out of the park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

White supremacist protesters push against riot police who are trying to move them out of Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Police deploy pepper spray to disperse white supremacist protesters from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A smoke bomb thrown by a protester goes off in the street after police clear the Unite the Right rally from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A white supremacist protester has his head gashed open during a brawl in a parking garage with anti fascist protesters after police clear the Unite the Right rally from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Deandre Harris’ head bleeds after he was beaten in a parking garage by white supremacists after police clear the Unite the Right rally from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A police officer in riot gear watches a parking lot at Water Street in Downtown Charlottesville as cars leave after the Unite the Right rally is dispersed on August 12, 2017.

A protester holds an injured protester who is bleeding from the head after a car driven by James Fields plows into a march killing one protester and injuring nineteen others in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Medics use a splint on a protester who has broken her leg after being hit by the car driven by James Fields in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

A car that was rammed from behind by James Fields after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Paramedics move a protester who was hit by the car driven by James Fields to an ambulance in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Blood and medical equipment scattered on the corner of Water Street and Fouth Street in Downtown Charlottesville, VA where one protester died and nineteen others were injured after James Fields drove his car into their march after the Unite the Right rally on August 12, 2017.

Religous leaders hold a prayer service down the street from scene where James Fields rammed his car into a march after the Unite the Right rally that killed one and injured nineteen in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

National Guard troops block Fourth Street after James Alex Fields ran his car into a group of protesters after the Unite the Right rally, killing one and injuring 19 in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2016.

A crime scene is set up in a residential neighborhood outside of Downtown Charlottesville around the car used by James Fields to drive into a group of protesters killing one and injuring nineteen others on August 12, 2017.

An anti fascist protester holds up a shield he took from a member of the League of the South during a brawl at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

Mourners gather at McGuffey Park for a vigil for the protester who was killed when James Fields ran his car into a group of protesters marching through Downtown Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.

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